DNR has confirmed Illinois has a new state record for smallmouth bass. Joseph Capilupo, of LaGrange, landed the 7 pound, 3 ounce smallie late Monday night while fishing the Lake Michigan Shoreline in downtown Chicago.
Blogger lands nice smallmouth on 3-D printed lure, demonstrates innovative learning in Pennsylvania.
It’s not hard to figure out why competitive kayak bass angling is catching on. First, anyone with a kayak and fishing rods can join in.
Topwaters are great fun, but when smallies aren’t looking up, try these bass’n tactics.
A Mississippi River mayfly hatch hindered the bass bite for the author, but he eventually discovered a way to grip some bronzeback lip.
Great Lakes region teams find success in New York state event.
In the weeks ahead trout action will likely start to dwindle as the weather warms and trout anglers back off pursuing their favorite fish. At the same time, bass fishing will intensify. But for now, at least in this part of New York, an angler can have the best of both worlds.
With all the new-fangled mock bass attractants being marketed today, plus an uncountable number of lures constructed in vast varieties, live baits have taken a back seat.
Even on a relatively average day on Lake St. Clair, the smallmouth bass fishing can be very good.
Brian Linder and Nathan Thompson are only ounces behind the leaders heading into the final day.
Recent outing a good reminder, whether you’re targeting bass or any other species, that when the bite is on, you’d better enjoy it.
In this walleye-crazy state, bass fishermen are viewed as a bit of an oddity by some, but the number of dedicated bass fishermen continues to grow.
New York’s season for both smallmouth and largemouth bass traditionally opens the third Saturday in June, which this year means June 15. Bass are a favorite among fishermen because of their relative numbers and the fact they readily adapt to life equally well in large, shallow lakes or even farm ponds. Newcomers to bass fishing should look for bass near obvious cover such as lily pads,…
It will feature $10,000 in cash and prizes, with all proceeds funding projects for Wisconsin Hero Outdoors.
Walleye angler harvest rates set records in 2018, and numerous large hatches point to a bright future.
Spring is coming and so is some of the best fishing around. This means that Lake Michigan will be crazy with tasty coho and the tournaments for bass will be starting. This is an exciting time of year, but it also brings up a bit of a moral dilemma for anglers when it comes to fishing bedding bass. Targeting bedding…
This time LMBV was found in smallmouth bass in Beaver Lake (Alpena County) during the investigation of a fish kill and in Avalon Lake (Montmorency County). These latest discoveries indicate the virus is spreading northward in Michigan.
Would include the combined daily bag limit for walleye and sauger from six to four, with one over 20 inches, and include an option to further reduce the bag limit for sauger in Pools 5 through 9; the existing 15-inch minimum length for walleye would remain.
Will allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
Virus has been confirmed as a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco counties, with additional lakes in the area being examined. Virus previously affected adult largemouth bass in early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes.
Employ your entire tactical angling arsenal when targeting the monster bass of October.
The inaugural Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) Free the Fighter Team Big Bass Challenge, presented by In Tune Marine/Vexus Boats, is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6 on Lake Mille Lacs in central Minnesota, along with an MLSA high school event Oct. 7. The Challenge will be patterned after Classic Bass Champions Tour events – after a smallmouth bass is caught, it…
On Grand Rapids’ Lake Pokegama, three twosomes of local juniors finish in the top five.
With the victory, Kent Mittelstaedt now qualifies to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional in 2019. The win also granted him an invite to fish the Classic Bass Champions Tour in 2019.Kent Mittelstaedt finished with a flurry to win the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship Aug. 17 on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids. Mittelstaedt, out of New Hope and…
No time for a long drive? Consider Wautoma’s Silver Lake.
That will likely set the stage for a return trip somewhere down the road. Before that, though, they may need further discussion on how to handle Lake Erie, a body of water that presents an entirely different set of challenges from other bodies of water they fish.